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mr. romney did an excellent job. >> i think he's done a fantastic job making his points about programs and what he has in store for the american people, and growth for the middle class. fairness to every american. >> reporter: there was a lot of applause, especially when the focus was about the economy. more specifically about creating jobs. >> i think he's doing right, right now. i think he's telling everybody what he feels and what's going on. >> reporter: as far as how this group thought that mr. obama came across versus >> i think he's got a certain confidence that's making mr. romney uncomfortable. >> there will be two more perez dishl debates. the -- presidential debates. the next one, with an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions. and there's one for the vice presidential candidates. >> we have more coverage of tonight's debate on our website, kron4.com, and we invite you to chime in on our fabs and twitter pages >>> temperatures cooled off in a hurry this afternoon when the fog started rolling in, and temperatures dropped 15 degrees in a matter of ho
former new mexico governor gary johnson flanking the president and mr. romney despite the best efforts of his attorneys. the libertarian candidate is that third man. he has now filed an anti-trust lawsuit saying it's a conspiracy he's not invited to the debates. gary johnson joins me now. good day to you, governor. nice to see you again. >> hey. thank you for having me on, alex. >> well, before we talk about this lawsuit i want to put out the numbers here. among likely voters nationally speaking when you're the mix with president obama and mitt romney you get 6% of the vote. that is the best you have polled nationally. but the bar is set by the presidential election commission. it stands at 15%. so do you expect to get there at any point? >> well, let me state the obvious here, alex. do you hear my name six times for every time you hear obama or romney's name 100 times? >> no. >> you hear my name one time for every 5,000 times you hear these guys. if i were just being given that six-time mention for every 100 times these guys were mentioned, you know what? i wouldn't be at 6, i'd be at
and mr. romney and the moderator jim lehrer. this picture made the front page of the "new york times" today. so that is pretty cool. technicians were testing the debate hull during the stand-in and everything is working fine. and you can see the debate right here on cbs 5 starting at 6:00 tonight. >>> a tv news anchor stands up to bullying. >> still to come what she considers the learning moment after an email calls attention to her weight. >> but first, a rough day for hewlett-packard on wall street. when the silicon valley giant can expect a turnaround. >>> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. we have cooler temperatures on the way, fog not too far away. we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, in to turn the struggling tech company around. >>> hewlett-packard's ceo meg whitman expects earnings to fall in 2013 as she works to turn the struggling tech company around. she delivered the disappointing report to analysts and invests in san francisco today. hp is coming off its worst quarter ever and is aggressively cutting costs. still, whitman war
, quote, just completely wrong. mr. romney was asked what he would have said if the president had brought up the 47% during last night's debate. >>> flooding, wind, landslides, those are just a few of the words that come to mind when we hear the phrase el nino, as we head into what likely will be another el nino winter, our meteorologist paul deanno dig some digging and found that not all el ninos are created equal. >> they are not. all signs are pointing towards the first el nino we have had since 2009, many of those winters packed with way too much rainfall, but sometimes, sometimes they are the exact opposite. the strongest el nino on record brought some of the worst weather the bay area has ever seen. the el nino winter of 1997-98 packed a powerful punch. relentless rainfall, more than a foot of rain in february, combined with gusty winds, unstable soil and rough surf. we also never want a repeat. el nino comes to life with warmer-than-normal ocean water near the equator in the middle of the pacific ocean. that warm water helps create more thunderstorms there in what appears to be the
in swing states. mr. obama with 51% support compare today 44% for republican mitt romney. now in one of those states, nevada, as he prepares for the first debate. >>> the two men will face off in denver on wednesday. son carry carrie. >>> supporters say both men are ready. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing. >> the debate on wednesday will focus on domestic policy. he says today that the president has shown weakness in the middle east. >> we're going to talk about the debate within the debate. >> a lot of experience in that. >> she does. and candidates are nervous . the moderator is nervous. >>> in the meantime 5:11 now. part of american gangster history. >> how much bonnie and collide's guns pulled bonnie and clyde's guns pulled for. >> the terminator tells all. what arnold says about his multiple affairs. >> and a hollywood ending. the 405 freeway opens ahead of schedule. but not wit
. >> reporter: professor davis is dean of school of public policy. he says mr. romney needs something major to happen to change his fortune. >> romney needs to have a great debate. it's not even sure it's possible for him to have a great debate. >> reporter: the first debate is set for next wednesday night in denver. the topic domestic policy. john sasaki, ktvu news. >>> we first reported it a couple of days ago today the san francisco giants confirmed that suspended outfielder milky cabrera will not be returning to the team for the play offs. cabrera was having a tremendous season. but on august 15th he was suspended for 15 games by major league baseball after testing positive for muscle enhancing drugs. after that the team really came together. >> we talked about it, we still had the talent on this team to do it. and they showed it. and i think they wanted to prove it and they did. >> reporter: cabrera released a statement today saying he's disappointed to miss the play offs but is wishing his teammates the best. >>> oakland police arrested a man tonight who they say was in the process of
: professor davis is dean of school of public policy. he says mr. romney needs something major to happen to change his fortune. >> romney needs to have a great debate. it's not even sure it's possible for him to have a great debate. >> reporter: the first debate is set for next wednesday night in denver. the topic domestic policy. john sasaki, ktvu news. >>> we first reported it a couple of days ago today the san francisco giants confirmed that suspended outfielder milky cabrera will not be returning to the team for the play offs. cabrera was having a tremendous season. but on august 15th he was suspended for 15 games by major league baseball after testing positive for muscle enhancing drugs. after that the team really came together. >> we talked about it, we still had the talent on this team to do it. and they showed it. and i think they wanted to prove it and they did. >> reporter: cabrera released a statement today saying he's disappointed to miss the play offs but is wishing his teammates the best. >>> oakland police arrested a man tonight who they say was in the process of trying to
in their own debate next week. >> is it make or break for either candidate? we know mr. romney of course is the incumbent so he has to be favored a little bit but romney has been practicing for months now and a lot of people think he comes off somewhat robotic and what not. is it a bigger night for him? >> reporter: you know, mitt romney himself has said this will be a critical moment in his campaign. both have been practicing using proxies to fill in for the opponents. the incumbent usually doesn't do well on the first debate. they say that's because the challenger is essentially elevated just from being on the very stage with the president for the first time the two actually seen as equals in the campaign and in the election. both sides hope to avoid any gaffs which if history is any indication can often times be more memorable. >> it's like being a referee at a baseball game. if you are good nobody knows. if you are bad, everybody knows. >> thank you, bigad shaban. >> you can see the debate live right here on cbs 5. it all starts at 6:00 tonight. >>> a heat wave has been blamed for so
with romney, 22% for mr. obama. and 32% saying it was a tie. >>> here is some of what both the president and romney said during last night's debate. >> i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> over the last two years healthcare premiums have gone up it is true but they have done up slower than ape time in the last 50 years. >> i put forward a specific 4 trillion dollar deficit reduction plan. >> my number 1 principal is there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only effect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class, it is math. >> i like big bird and you too, but i am not going to keep borrowing money from china to pay for it. >> we have more including a fact check of the statements made last night. find it at ktvu.com. >>> a drive is scheduled for this afternoon in san jose to register homeless and other low income pe
this is not what a real recovery looks like. >> you really think the president scored better than mr. romney in the debate? >> i thought it was a tie. i thought he had to look presidential and he didn't do that. would i have liked him to be more aggressive? yes. i didn't think the team prepared him. >>> agents and other investigators visited what's left of the american consulate in benghazi. >> we're learn that there are a dream beat of incidents, about 13 security threats. this was building up. >>> for the second day in a row, american is canceling dozens of flights to repair the seats that can pull out of the floor. >> many california drivers are running on empty this morning. the problem could be spreading to other states. >> i came to get gas and it's not here. >> we have two more debates left and i know what we're going to deal with. >> bob and weave? >> i'm going to say a bunch of stuff and you're just going to do ah! o'reilly angry. >>> i'm norah o'donnell in washington. gayle king and charlie rose are in new york. the labor department says unemployment rate f
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will address the numbers they released. stuart: mr. romney says this is not what a real recovery looks like. fewer jobs were created in september in the month of august and if you put back in people who dropped out of the work force the unemployment rate is 11%. the campaign is painting a grim picture of the economy with the unemployment rate. >> i don't know if anyone can paint a rosy picture of the economy. we have a weak recovery. 114,000 payroll jobs created is not a strong no.. as the governor mentioned we have seen declining job growth and average job growth slower in 2012 than 2011. a lot of reasons this economy is not in the recovery we hope the american people would want. stuart: the president is probably going to say we are going in the right direction. the headlines in the newspapers and on television is going to be big drop in the unemployment rate, 7.8%. the obama team will exploit that. >> they will do what they will do. they will have talking points about the economy. go to florida or nevada and talk to real americans they are thinking about how to meet with higher prices for
at the restaurant. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a resort in nevada, mitt romney has practice planned in massachusetts. tahman bradley with more on how they are handling expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney start the week gearing up for a crucial showdown wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. in las vegas last night the president tried to manage expectations. >> the president: folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. governor nor romney is a good debater. >> reporter: as they hunker down for practice poll show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted
ongoing, perhaps when mr. romney becomes our next president, we are hoping that whoever gets the office, we have the worst civil rights violation in mississippi and the correction in the local and state government in mississippi. lives are being hurt. children are being kidnapped. i was very motivated to your mitt romney talk about the first amendment. >> we will get a couple more calls. back to our twitter stream. -- her ee is one this one says -- ours go to a caller on democrat line. go ahead. caller: i am a registered democrat. i am on a fixed income. i worry about our medicare and social security. people are on fixed incomes and depend on social security and medicare. i will vote for mitt romney. i feel that he is the one to straighten out this country and the mess that it is in. i voted for a bomb at of years ago and i am very disappointed in him -- obama four years ago and i am very disappointed in him. >> what made you decide to vote for mitt romney? >> i think he is the only one who could really get us out of this position that we are in. it can go on like this. i am against oba
that obama does. you only hear from bush. you don't hear that mr. romney is a break kind man who has spent his life in serving people. he is a very foreign businessman and he is not responsible -- he is a very fine businessman and he is not responsible for sending tough overseas. thank you very much. host: that as a lot to work with rich guest: what we have seen a couple of sundays ago -- our ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, went on television and try to say the attacks in libya was inspired by an anti-muslim trailer on youtube. they determined in 24 hours that was a terrorist attack. yet they went out on the network news and made the claim that this was caused by something else. that is the problem is that we would simply say i don't expect the network news media to come out and say everything i would say as a conservative american. i would like them to ask questions. we have had a couple of reporters at jay carney asking questions. the problem we have to tell is that president obama has not given a press conference in months. mitt romney was attacked for holding a press conf
for the president who like romney has been rehearsing for days. senator kerry is playing romney in mr. obama's practice sessions. managing expectations saying last night the president is out of practice. last time he debated was four years ago. according to the latest poll, 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debates. mitt romney told voters yesterday the debates are about more than who comes out on top they are the chance for a month-long conversation with the american people. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> news that abc news will bring live -- coverage of the debate. >>> american airlines is trying to figure out how a row of seats came loose twice, a flight had to turn back i have an row of seats came loose yesterday the same thing over the weekend forcing a boston to miami flight to divert to jfk. >> the seat flipped backwards and so people were essentially on the lap of the passengers behind them with their legs up in the air. >> no one was hurt in either event. the faa is investigating. the trouble comes as pilot are in the midst of a tense contract negotiation
president obama in the lead. mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states nevada as he prepared for the first debate. susan has more on the debate preps. >> reporter: more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> but apparently not everyone got the memo. >> for thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow we have a barn burner. >> wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. romney is focused on foreign policy and slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. romney said the presid
in the lead now. shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states right now as he prepares for the first debate. two men will face off in denver on wednesday night. president obama holding a rally in las vegas last night speaking to 11,000 people there. and senator john kerry is playing the poll. and rob port man is acting as romney. >> both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, trafficking. >> we'll see how it goes. debate is on wednesday. focus on domestic policy. romney is speaking about foreign matters. he says today that the president has shown weakness. >> the supreme court is set to tackle big cases today. the court will take on issues relating to same sex marriage and privacy issues. 6 of the 9 justices. it's the traditional mass held the day before the start of a new session. time now is 6:10. from the
a jump ball and make sure that mitt romney never gets the ball back. >> if the election were held today, an associated press poll shows mr. obama well within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed for a win with ohio and iowa now among the states he would carry. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and the president are competing the hardest. >>> you can see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7. abc news, your voice, your vote. live debate coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. this wednesday. the u.s. supreme court will begin their new term tomorrow and the justices may weigh in on proposition 8. just as clarence thomas and colleagues attended a red mass at the cathedral in washington d.c., the church hosts the annual mass to pray for the judges. the court will hear arguments on october 10th that could further limit or even end affirmative action for college admission. also an appeal to sustain prop 8 could be heard in november. california voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage four years ago. >>> a
hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> this morning, mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail wasting no time after their debate in denver. romney's campaign got a boost in momentum thanks to his aggressive critique of mr. obama's handling of the economy. but mr. obama fought back asking for specifics about how he would help the middle class. >> reporter: the first debate started with a shand shake -- which handshake and smile between president obama and mitt romney. then it quickly focused on the economy. >> the president: five million jobs in the private sector created. auto industry has come roaring back. housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night but his comments about the 47% has taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: th
that he was the guy that if health care to kids he's been gone both ways on mitt romney care which is the birth of obama care. >>> you're correct to talk about this being the economy. if mitt romney is on his job he will start with mr. president your representative the misrepresented to the people and will stand with that talent all the way and that will get obama her office tauruses and you have to come in and if he comes and it will be a slugfest. >>> what is it likely not going to hear? as a brake on the staff to subtexts. >>> if i am obama of taking to the middle east with me to meet osama bin laden. >>> coming up one more look at this once top stories included why the the layout of stories may be looking for,,,,,, >>> welcome back. taking a look at this once top stories was an act of arson the question that investigators returned to iraq as the extent of fire at the law offices of the mayor. authorities reportedly are asking for federal help in the investigation. >>> air quality officials are warning about a dirty air around the bay area it's a spare the air day people a
mr. obama holding a lead at six points. >> this ballgame for mitt romney right now. if he didn't do well it will be hard for him to get back. >> reporter: both candidates have check lists. romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list. show compassion, that he is confident and he can, indeed, connect to voters. >> all three of those things, he suffered over the last couple of months, especially the last couple of weeks. so in those three "c"'s that is where he has to do well. >> and team obama knows it can be a game changer. president has to look strong and not passive and avoid appearing impatient and don't be long winded. >> they are trying to get him to answer questions right to the point. it's like his style and way he comes across. >> president obama is in nevada this morning where he'll spend the next three days in the debate camp. with so much riding on wednesday's debate, the question remains can mitt romney turning the polls around? on this week, chris christie says, yes, he expects romney to do just that. >> every time mitt romney has to confronted in this campaig
% of uncommitted voters said governor romney cares about their needs and problems. ebter the debate, that number more than doubled to 63%. on that same question, mr. obama's number went up as well, from 53% to 69. that was small consolation, though for a president whose debate performance has shaken up his campaign. we have reports tonight from our campaign 2012 team, and first, we'll go to nancy cordes, who is whvering the president tonight. nancy. >> reporter: scott, even desccrats are describing the president's performance as lack luster, and listless, and the campaign acknowledges it is ining to have to reexamine its debate strategy. mpt on the campaign trail today, the president was in cleanup mode, trying to turn the tables on a triumphant mitt romney. >> when i got on to the stage, i tet this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: supporters like darrion wilson wondered where that presid
safely through libya. >>> president obama and mitt romney will campaign in virginia today. it is the second time in eight days both candidates have campaigned in virginia on the same day. mr. obama stopped yesterday in wisconsin he told the crowd he didn't debate the real mitt romney wednesday. accused the republican nominee of glossing over policy stances to improve his chances for november election. mitt romney says he was just completely wrong when he commented to wealthy donors about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. romney told fox news last night that his life has shown he cares 100% about people. >>> mitt romney's wife ann has been booked as a guest host on "good morning america" next week. she will fill in for robin roberts who is on extended medical leave. the appearance is set for next wednesday, abc news is in discussions with the first lady for a similar appearance. >>> are you doing your holiday shopping early? if you are, chances are you are worried about the economy. >> jane king is live at the new york stock exchange with that and inv
that most were generally vague. >> i think mr. perot did a good a job. mitt romney -- did a good job. -these debating parties were also held with viewing parties with from supporters in the east bay. >> there was a lot of focus on the economy and creating jobs. >> what is going on and i think that he will do well. >> as far as how he did with president obama? >> i think that there is a certain level of president obama is uncomfortable throwing him for a loop. >> much more on politics coming up. let us turn our attention with weather, f traffic. >> good morning. we are looking at decent conditions but not quite that cool down. with low clouds and fog and breezy. we could see that it is along the coast. those clouds are expected to come right back and. tracking that on fog tracker 4. with clouds right now and it will clear out but by 10:00 a.m. still along the coast. and making its way into the overnight hour. with temperatures in the 60s in san francisco. san jose, oakland. and 59. currently to the livermore valley. and starting in the south bay. 80s and los gatos and for the missmost portion
restaurant chipotle joined by ohio senator rob portman who is playing mr. obama in romney's mock debate sessions. with the two candidates off the trail tuesday, their number two men picked up the slack. campaigning in north carolina vice president biden drew some attention with these comments, discussing the gop ticket's tax plan. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign pounced on the word buried. campaigning in iowa, paul ryan fired back. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: later, the vice president did some damage control, clarifying his remarks. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and that ryan supported. >> reporter: 24 hours before the start time of tonight's debate late tuesday, conservatives began circulating a 2007 speech by then candidate obama speaking to an african-ameri
already this morning after last night's debate. strong showing by romney who criticized the president on the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less than 30 minutes. this morning investors will be keeping a close eye on helmand province, -- on hp, st
. >> and in denver, president obama ridiculed romney for cutting public television. >> thank goodness, someone is getting tough on big bird. finally. it's about time. we didn't know big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> the president's campaign says mr. obama will take a different approach at the next debate following what most considered a disappointing performance. aides say the president will focus on romney's candor, calling him a liar but using softer terms. >> people seem to agree mitt romney scored a win in the debate. president obama told a denver awed -- audience romney misrepresented himself. >> there did the president tell the truth? truth is that that is not what is going to make the difference. >> there president accused mitt romney of proposing tax cuts to the rich that will hurt the middle class. >> average family will pay about $2,000 more. >> numbers are shaky. $5 trillion is the proposed tax cut and the president's number assumes that there will be no change from increased economic growth. and when it came to the health care debate there was a similar aassumption. >> i
romney went on the attack early among other things on what he planned to cut. >> obama care is on my list, apologize mr. president. >> i like -- >> good. i'm sorry, jim, i will stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i like big bird. i will not keep borrowing money. >> president obama responded by questioning pledge to cut taxes for all and reducing the deficit at the same time. >> math, common sense and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. we've tried this. we've tried both approaches. the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch that's made in 2001-2003. >> the national federation of independent businesseses said your plan will kill 700,000 jobs. i don't want to kill jobs in this environment. >> romney slammed the president for the collapse of sill cylinderra and among things. 46% of america he considered himself -- themselves victims. even president supporters frustrated he didn't go on the owe -- offensive. >> we have crews with both of them. we start with paul chambers, who was with republican viewers. >> watched part of the debate in th
face. when the president accused romney of seeking to cut money for education, romney spat back in one of the debate's poignant moments. >> mr. president, you're entitled to your own airplane and your own house but not to your own facts. >> reporter: romney pledged to repeal the president's health care act but offered few details, prompting the president to fire back, pointing out that romney set up a similar health care plan in massachusetts. >> when governor romney says that he'll replace it with something but can't detail how it will be, in fact, replaced and the reason he set up the system he did in massachusetts, because there isn't a better way of dealing with the pre-existing conditions problem. >> reporter: at one point, the president admonished the moderator for trying to limit his time. >> i had five seconds before you interrupted me. >> reporter: but the president's demeanor outraged many supporters, upset that he didn't challenge romney more aggressively, vocal in their disappointment. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down, enduring the debate ra
, at a huge rally in wisconsin, the president charged romney changed what he said. >> he may do a tap dance and a two step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> some felt mr. obama owed them a better debate. >> he looked like he was tired, drained. >> i think he didn't have practice. >> you're more worried that obama might lose now? >> no, not really. >> obama strategists hint the boss learned a lesson. >> he'll review it, if he wants to make some changes in the next debate, he'll do so. >> romney strategists claim all the change about their guy was his audience. >> people, i think saw for the first time, a lot of people, not in a 30 second attack ad or in a 12 second snip et on the news, but got to hear him indirectly. >> romney's hoping the debate strengthens his poll numbers in battleground states. tomorrow there's a new factor, a jobs report expected to help president obama by showing fewer layoffs. in denver, colorado, i'm steve handlesman, nbc bay area news. now for a look at how social media reacted to last night's debate. let's go to busine
come too far to turn back now. [ cheering and applause ] >> mr. obama also said after losing 800,000 jobs a month when he took office, businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. republican presidential candidate mitt romney is also campaigning in virginia and says the drop in the unemployment rate is insignificant and not a sign of what he calls real economic recovery. romney says the president really made the economy worse according to governor romney, the numbers are deceptive in part because some people have quit looking for work. >> the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today as on the day the president got elected unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reality of what's happening out there. >> romney is backtracking on controversial remarks dismissing 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. in an interview last night on fox news he said the comments were "just completely wrong." firefighters quickly knocked out a brush fire in a homeless area today. it started about 8:
me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe that governor romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >> reporter: an instant cbs news poll chose romney the overwhelmin
because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe that governor romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >> reporter: an instant cbs news poll
became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> we still have deficit. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe that governor romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >> reporter: an instant cbs news poll chose romney the overwhelming winner. 46% of the people we surveyed said romney won the debate.
for game activity. >> president obama has a lead over mitt romney. wall street journal poll shows this president is seven points ahead over romney in new hampshire. in nevada and north carolina the airline and mr. obama as advantage with 7 points ahead. 48 percent in north carolina. the poll found that 4 percent were undecided in their vote. 86 percent strongly supported the candidates selected. president obama campaign is sending heavy hitters to battleground states. former president bill clinton will head to new hampshire on wednesday. he will also join the president on the campaign trail sometime next week but we're not sure where yet. the first debate between president obama and it around the is coming up october 3rd airing live on the 247 area bay live news channel. also are digital channel 4.2. >> peace and freedom nominee roseanne barr was in the bay area. she spoke in oakland last night she is running for president as a free peace and freedom can it. there was a packed house at oxford and university. her main point is made clear it marijuana legalization. she decided to ru
with the now infamous, joe southic, a former employer of a bain company that later on claimed that mitt romney indirectly killed his wife and mitt romney deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter claemd not to remember and we also heard from mr. foster at the democrat national convention earlier this month. >> bain took over the bill, they loaded it up with millions in debt and within months, they used some of that money to millions, within a decade the debt kept growing and was so large the company was forced into bankruptcy. . >> as it turns out, mr. foster was actually regional director for the steel workers union who worked with gst steel, but not at gst steel and as there are two sides to every story. one former executive at gst steel says that what really happened when bain capital came in is quite different than the way that mr. foster just described it. >> there's-- the vampire story that bain comes in and shows its teeth and sucks the blood out of the operation. it was the opposite of that. we went looking for a blood donor and bain came in and actually shall the way i look at it, gave
. the latest polls show the president ahead of mitt romney in nine battle ground states. mr. obama's biggest leads are in ohio, new hampshire, and iowa. of course, this could change in the weeks to come. the tightest races at this point are nevada and north carolina. the national average of those polled has president obama with a 49.5%, the potential vote 44% for romney. >>>in this weekend's presidential address president obama is calling on congress to help homeowners. >> last week mortgage rates were at historic lows. but instead of helping more and more hard working families take advantage of those rates. congress was away on break. instead of worrying about you they had already gone home to worry about their campaigns. >> the president says congress has yet to act on legislation he sent them in february that would save homeowners about $3000 a year on their mortgages. >>> the first presidential debate is wednesday at the university of denver. right now construction crews are busyworking on the main floor, the stage and the lighting while president obama campaigns in nevada tomorrow, romn
we go, mayor, what do you think of the debate? real quick. >> i think mr. obama got his hat handed to him in his hand with something in it. >> so he got nailed. >> he did. >> and your advice for mitt romney? >> my advice for mitt romney? keep on lying just like you did in denver. >> oh!! >> get out of here!! >> mayor brown talking right there. all right, phil matier, thanks so much. chief suhr and, of course, former mayor willie brown. >> we got to show a little love to the as, too, because that's coming up. they're on the road in detroit but they come home on tuesday. >>> all right. my in-laws are in town. >> are they. >> so we're coming into the city. >> oh, my goodness. >> all weekend long. >> it is going to be crazy in the city. there's so many things going on. we are hoping the weather will cooperate. we'll see tooler temperatures in the bay area no getting around that, we'll see cooler temperatures. the key will be to get rid of low clouds. it will be cool enough mixing out some low clouds. but today we are starting out with
. all but calling his opponent a liar. >> governor romney may dance around his position, he may do a tap dance and a two step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: mr. obama's top advisers can see the president needs to come back fighting in the next two debates, find a sharper way to sell his message. he will make adjustments, top strategists said. he also took aim at romney's pledge to cut funds to pbs, home of big bird. that's less than $100 million a year, a fraction of the overall federal budget. >> thank goodness somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. who knew that he was responsible for all the deficits. elmo has to watch out! >> reporter: a past presidential nominee, al gore, who had his own debate struggles offered this unusual explanation for mr. obama's uninspired performance, blaming high altitude in denver. >> obama arrived in denver just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet. >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust, i don't know. >> re
: from the very beginning, mitt romney displayed a confident and commanding presence on stage, almost one-upping the president from the start. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you can imagine here with me. >> that set the tone as romney seemed to control the tempo, sometimes even serving as the moderator. >> let's get back to medicare. >> reporter: and it didn't take long for the deep philosophical disagreements to come through. first on taxes. >> now, governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. and he is saying that he is going to pay for by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem is he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. if the tax plan he described, i would say absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. what i've said is i won't pu
7:06. >>> in election news mitt romney's campaign is re- energized after what many are calling a solid performance in the debate with president obama. >> i apologize mr. president, i use that term with all respect. >> coming up for you at 7:15, which of the candidates did the best according to debate watchers surveyed and also a closer look at some of the statements made about tax cuts. >>> in other news a memory is being planned in san francisco for am bas discoer chris stephens, killed in libya. his parents shared photos with us here at their home in oakland. stephens was killed september the 11th when protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in been been ben ben gazi. they are doing that there. >> they are doing that blue angels show there. and get more information about that and the rest of the festivities in san francisco, go to ktvu.com and look for the hot topic section and there is a lot going on. >> a lot going on. >> uh-huh. >> you always warn drivers to be careful. >> keep your eyes on the road. >> keep your eyes on the road. we keep our eyes on sal. >> traffic is doing
tell him? >> mr. president, have a good night's sleep. but guess what. you have two more debates. look up and give it to mitt romney. also, talk about big bird next time. >> thanks very much. >>> thanks so much, george. it was a huge night online for the debate, as well. the event was exploding, literally, on social media, setting a new record on twitter. bianna golodryga is here to break down all the numbers. the most tweeted about event in political history. >> reporter: 10.3 million tweets, elizabeth, in just 90 minutes. you and i were discussing. we've been reading tweets all night, too. blowout number there. a lot of people were criticizing the event as being too wonky. too inside baseball. we wanted to see what the google searches were. and they agree. simpson bowels, dodd-frank. and who is winning the debate? and finally, big bird. donna hit this when she brought up big bird. and look at how many people were tweeting about big bird last night. 17,000 tweets per minute. >> they weren't just tweeting about big bird. they were creating new pages about big bird. >> that's right. fir
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